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 Eden

11-13 March 2017 

Coordinator: Michael Walker 

Hello fellow divers,

Due to some issues with a camping booking mix-ups the Canberra day long week-end trip has been moved to Eden.

Eden has some fantastic diving out of Quarantine Bay, including the two wrecks of the Tasman Hauler and the Henry Bolte, the Tunnel, and the critter dives of the Navy wharf and the woodchip mill. I hope to be running at least one night dive on one of the wrecks.

As the Club hasn't dived the nearby wreck of the Empire Gladstone (near Pambula) for a few years, I'm hoping to be able to visit that site during the trip - but this shallow dive requires calm seas. And depending on interest we may also visit the Tathra pinnacle if conditions permit.

Camping: We will be camping at Boydtown camping ground - $13 per person per night. It's a large grassy drive-in camping area with hot showers, flushing loos, drinkable water, and a very short walk over the dunes to the beach. The Seahorse Inn, with a functional espresso machine, is within walking distance. For how to get there, have a look at this map.

Air fills: At this stage I hope to take the club compressor. Otherwise tank fills are available at the Diver's Lodge in Merimbula (about 40km away).

Diving: For key dive sites in the area, have a look at http://scuba.club.anu.edu.au/sites/eden.php and Michael Mcfadyen's helpful website has something useful to say too: http://www.michaelmcfadyenscuba.info/viewpage.php?page_id=2#eden.

The diving at Eden includes a couple of caves/wrecks and potential night dives, so bring a torch if you have one.

If you're interested in joining us - please email me michael.walker@velocitynet.com.au.

  1. Your name.
  2. Your mobile number.
  3. (Have you changed the subject line yet to your name)
  4. Which night(s) (Fri, Sat, Sun), and for how many people you would like camping for.
  5. Confirm you a member of the ANU Scuba Club?
  6. Confirm that you are a member of ANU sport.
  7. Do you need to hire a Tank, BCD or Reg?
  8. Do you need a lift?
  9. Can you offer a lift?
  10. Can you tow a boat or take the club compressor?
  11. Do you have a boat licence?
  12. Are you a F/T student?
  13. If you are new(ish) to the club or not known well to me, the number of dives you have done, the most recent dive and where you last dived.
Also if new or you haven't read them in a while please check out the club's safety information page here: http://scuba.club.anu.edu.au/safety/.

Hope to hear from you and see you in the water!

-- Michael Walker.


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